NASHP synthesized background information about state and federal policies that deny or reduce payment for adverse events. In October 2009, NASHP convened high-level state and national leaders to discuss 1) issues related to nonpayment of adverse events and 2) priority issues for state/federal dialogue. This report examines policies implemented by the Medicare program and state agencies in twelve states (Colorado, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington). Key lessons are included. Participants see aligning federal and state nonpayment policies as one area in which future alignment between federal and state policies can advance health system reform.
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